Hell on earth

Print edition : March 30, 2018

A man mourns over the body of a boy at a makeshift hospital in Douma following bombardments on the besieged rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta on March 4. Photo: HAMZA AL-AJWEH/AFP

Destroyed buildings in Douma after air strikes and shelling by Syrian government forces. A photograph released on March 1. Photo: GHOUTA MEDIA CENTRE/AP

The tragic unravelling of Syria continues as the war there enters its eighth year. The country is impoverished, its economy is in disarray and its public finances are eviscerated. When the war ends, the reconstruction of infrastructure and society will be difficult.
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